The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited as a member of al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, the most violent Jihadi … Continue reading



Shmuel Bar: The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the analytic and operational positions in the Israeli Office of the Prime Minister. Since the mid … Continue reading



Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension

Unorthodox Thoughts In Regard to the Middle East Military Dimension Mark Helprin June 28, 2017 About the speaker Novelist Mark Helprin has written about defense and foreign relations for fifty years and advised officials at the highest levels from the … Continue reading



Winning Battles, Losing Wars: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Military and Security Studies Program. A specialist in Persian Gulf and Arab-Israeli security affairs, he has published widely on irregular and … Continue reading



Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Michael Doran is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He specializes in Middle East security issues. His most recent book is Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East. This … Continue reading



The Future of Islamism in Egypt

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Samuel Tadros is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, where he researches the rise of Islamist movements in the Middle East and its implications for religious freedom … Continue reading



Sebastian Gorka: A New American Strategy

A New American Strategy Dr. Sebastian Gorka Executive Director, Westminster Institute September 6, 2013 Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D. serves as the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University where … Continue reading



Westminster Institute sponsored a delegation to Cairo to meet with key governmental, civic and religious leaders.

Westminster Institute sponsored a delegation to Cairo to meet with key governmental, civic and religious leaders. The delegation was led by Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Chairman of the Board of the Westminster Institute, and retired Major General Paul Vallely, US Army. … Continue reading



Press Conference On Findings & Policy Recommendations From Westminster Institute’s Delegation to Egypt

About the delegation Washington, D.C., September 27, 2013 – On Tuesday, October 1, at 9:00am in the Winners Room of the National Press Club, the leaders of an American delegation of Middle East and counterterrorism experts – most of whom … Continue reading



Marked for Destruction: Christians in Syria and Egypt

 Marked for Destruction: Christians in Syria and Egypt Breifing with Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo Chairman of the Board, The Westminster Institute Thursday, September 5th, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101